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Steve Peter's picture
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The membership page still is set for 2004 membership. Are any changes planned for 2005, or should I just go ahead and join, pretending that 2004 reads 2005?

(Now we’ll see if history repeats itself. The last two times I was ready to get an Uppercase account, the board went down!)

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I think we found our jinx. ;^)

steve paxton's picture
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»We have fun when we go out to restaurants: “The Peter Party will now be seated…”

And people can spend all night asking you to ‘pass the salt, Peter’

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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as long as he doesn’t eat a peck of pickled peppers—for that, he would have to pay the piper,

Steve Peter's picture
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I had nothing to do with the last outage, I swear!

Mark Simonson's picture
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I did it to get some work done. If you check the Help pages there’s a code to bring down the site: \kill{forums}. Takes a while before the guys realize what’s happened. Buys me some time.

Steve Peter's picture
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Are you suggesting the forums are powered by TeX?

Mark Simonson's picture
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I think you mean TEX, but I don’t think so.

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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>I had nothing to do with the last outage, I swear!<

Sure Steve, we believe you—as if :-)

Steve Peter's picture
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Joined: 8 May 2004 - 11:00am
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Well, I still don’t have my Uppercase login, so maybe that’s it.

Dav (formlos)'s picture
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Joined: 20 Feb 2002 - 11:00am
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I think the login stays the same, you just get ‘upgraded’ to status ‘Uppercase’..
( Maybe you should contact one of the Typophile admins about your ‘Uppercase’ pending state.? )

Chris Rugen's picture
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Joined: 19 Aug 2003 - 11:00am
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Has it been 2 weeks?

Joe Pemberton's picture
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Joined: 8 Apr 2002 - 3:36pm
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Steve, you definitely are the jinx… =)

We don’t expect to change the membership benefits during
2005. We are however, cranking on major site updates in
time for our 5th anniversary.

Priority one is moving over to our new server environment for
better stability. Priority two is the forum software itself.
Membership contributions will definitely help fund these needed
upgrades.

Steve Peter's picture
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I has been two weeks, just. Mind you, I’m not complaining. I’m just noting the coincidence of forum downtime with me trying to become a member.

Chris Lozos's picture
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Steve? Did you do it again?
:-)

Steve Peter's picture
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I swear I cringe every time the forum goes down now, but I assure you I had nothing to do with it! Besides, now we know that Mark knows the secret kill command, so it must’ve been him.

Mark Simonson's picture
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I started and finished three new fonts in the last two days! Oh, well, it was nice while it lasted. :-)

mike's picture
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Joined: 3 Feb 2005 - 11:00am
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how long do you have to wait before your uppercase membership becames active? — - feels like months!

Mike Gastin's picture
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Joined: 29 Mar 2003 - 11:00am
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mike,

I just joined a few months ago. It did take some time — more than the membership page says. I sent a few emails and it got sorted out.

I did get access and my shirts arrived.

I got the feeling that the guys that run the site have their hands full and they just did not get a chance to set me up and send the stuff out.

So, I am certain you will get upgraded, but can’t tell you when.

Glad you joined — the support is important for sites/resources like Typophile.

Regards,

Mike

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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Typophile is run by a wonderful group of hard-working volunteers who do the best they can with limited time and resources.

Chris Rugen's picture
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What Chris and Mike G. said. The membership page is a bit deceptive, but ultimately the payoff is worth it. My membership and goodies took quite a while to kick in, too.

Anyway, we all appreciate your UC contribution.

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I think it’s fairly clear that I should just be given an Uppercase account so that I will never again have to think about joining, which is what seems to cause all of this. :-)

No, seriously, I’ll join.

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=P

Chris Lozos's picture
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Steve,
Wear gloves when you log in :-)

You have to join again. I would hate to think Typophile was all Petered out.

Oh, that was a bad one—I will hang my head in shame now

ChrisL

Steve Peter's picture
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We have fun when we go out to restaurants: “The Peter Party will now be seated…”

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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LOL!

Chris Lozos's picture
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Joined: 25 Feb 2004 - 11:00am
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I just rejoined UppercasePlus for this year and the server didn’t crash! I guess it must be only Steve who has the curse :-)

ChrisL

Steve Peter's picture
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Well, I joined on the 1st, and I don’t think there have been any outages since then! So, I guess it was me.